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Credentialing: Did you know?
The credentialing process takes around 90-120 days and sometimes the process completes quicker if the documents are complete and there are no objections.
To speed up the credentialing process you must proactively gather the required documents, hire a credentialing services provider and ensure accuracy of the information provided.
The good thing about Medicare is that the day they receive the application, providers can bill from that date. Medicare takes 60 – 90 days to complete the credentialing process and sometimes the turnaround time is just 15 days.
The insurance companies take between 60 – 90 days to verify the provider’s educational documents, qualifications, past work experience, and checking the criminal record.
Credentialing is needed to get physicians enrolled with the insurance company. Without credentialing, providers cannot claim insurance companies for reimbursements? Credentialing determines the eligibility of the providers.
Payors usually review provider agreement every 3 years to ensure and most of the organization requires complying with the re-credentialing to ensure provider network quality.
The credentialing process can take up to 3 months to complete. Every organization has a different process to vet the sign-up application and usually, an in-house committee scrutinizes the application form every angle.
The provider credentialing is a process of authenticating the accuracy of provider’s educational documents, career record, malpractice history, licenses, diplomas, certifications, and professional references upon hiring. Providers must be credentialed with the payors and insurance companies to get paid and the process includes NPI and CAQH ProView.